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Activity Dates: 02/03/2014 - 02/03/2016

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Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner or other healthcare professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients, we invite you to participate in this online course.

Session Summary

This self-study course focuses on understanding and interpreting pharmacoeconomic studies. Using a comprehensive outline and complimentary author presentation, learners will understand the difference between efficacy and effectiveness studies and the different types of pharmacoeconomic studies. Focus will be placed on the different types of outcomes, the features of decision and sensitivity analysis, the key features of meta-analyses and the common statistical analyses included in a meta-analysis.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date. (login first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (login first)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (login first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (login first)
  • Select the ACCME credit option when submitting the post-test if you desire CME credit rather than ACPE credit.

This course is provided online at cpnp.org and is available to participants through the course expiration date. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at http://cpnp.org/mycpnp/transcript/acpe. ACCME statements are printable immediately upon successful completion of this course.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the difference between efficacy and effectiveness studies.
  2. Identify the different types of pharmacoeconomic studies.
  3. Discuss the different outcomes that can be evaluated in a study.
  4. Describe the features of decision analysis and sensitivity analysis.
  5. Outline key features of meta-analysis and how the data are analyzed.
  6. Discuss common statistical analyses included in a meta-analysis such as effect size, funnel plot and tests for heterogeneity.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 02/03/2014 - 02/03/2016
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-9999-14-038-H04-P (Knowledge)
ACCME:1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE or ACCME credit is accepted for certification renewal.

Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This self-study course provides 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-9999-14-038-H04-P (1.0 contact hour).

Continuing Medical Education Credit

Creative Educational Concepts, Inc. (CEC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


CEC designates this enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Grant Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.